Research & Discovery The latest research news in genetics and genomics. UC Santa Cruz Center for Live Cell Genomics Wins $13.5M NIH Grant The funding will spur development of live cell methods and biotechnologies to study neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer. Alternative Genetic Counseling Approach Leads to Higher Patient Satisfaction, Study Suggests A randomized controlled study presented at the NSGC annual meeting looked at whether the ARIA approach could improve recall, understanding, and satisfaction. Genetic Testing Results Influence Epilepsy Patient Care and Outcomes, Study Presented at NSGC Finds Changes in clinical management of epilepsy patients based on genetic testing results led to a decrease in seizure frequency for many patients. Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Using low-coverage sequencing data for individuals going back up to 1,800 years, investigators explored a complex pre-Columbian civilization at a site in Bolivia and Peru. Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes The Etruscans of Iron Age central Italy were closely related to neighboring populations, despite speaking a non-Indo-European language. Sep 8, 2021 Bio-Techne, Carterra Partner on COVID-19 Variant Analysis Sep 8, 2021 Alamar Biosciences Raises $80M in Series B Round Sep 7, 2021 Gene Set Enrichment Analysis Method Enabling Search for New COVID-19 Treatments Premium Sep 7, 2021 Lung Cancers in Non-Smokers Fall Into Informative Molecular Subtypes Sep 3, 2021 Europe's Genomics Community Wrestling With Uncertainty Presented by Privacy Legislation Premium Sep 3, 2021 CRISPR Researchers Engineer Highly Efficient Miniature Cas System Sep 3, 2021 Consortium Catalogs Variants Affecting Blood Gene Expression Sep 2, 2021 PROPER-Seq Uses NGS to ID Undiscovered Protein-Protein Interactions Premium Sep 2, 2021 Fast-Evolving Human Genome Sequences Found to Have Brain-Related Regulatory Roles Sep 1, 2021 SomaLogic to List on Nasdaq Following SPAC Merger, Raises $630M Sep 1, 2021 New Research Consortium to Standardize Single-Cell Sequencing for Cancer Drug Resistance Studies Sep 1, 2021 In ESHG-ASHG Discussion, Researchers Consider Paths to Socially Just Global Genetics Aug 31, 2021 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Risk Linked to Genetically Mediated Increase in Lymphocyte Count Aug 31, 2021 FinnGen Project's Role in Epilepsy, Drug Adherence Studies Showcased at ESHG Aug 30, 2021 At ESHG, DeCode Genetics Highlights Integration of Proteomics, Genomics for Disease Research Aug 27, 2021 Ulcerative Colitis Study Analyzes Gene Expression to Measure Risk of Progression to Surgery Aug 27, 2021 Ancient Genomes from Bohemia Point to Complex Population Encounters in Central Europe Aug 26, 2021 Scienion, Cellenion Enter Exclusive Licensing Deal, Partnership With Pacific Northwest National Lab Aug 25, 2021 Endometriosis Treatment Target Proposed From Genetic Analysis Aug 25, 2021 Genome of Ancient Hunter-Gatherer Offers Look at Modern Human, Denisovan Population Dynamics Load More Breaking News Beckman Coulter, Invitae Partner to Develop NGS Library Prep Applications Sick Infants Profiled with WGS See Better Diagnosis, More Care Changes UC Santa Cruz Center for Live Cell Genomics Wins $13.5M NIH Grant Genetron Health, Impact Therapeutics Partner for Anti-Cancer Drug, CDx Development Canaccord Genuity Initiates Coverage of Pacific Biosciences With Buy Rating Alternative Genetic Counseling Approach Leads to Higher Patient Satisfaction, Study Suggests The Scan Highly Similar Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News. Gain of Oversight According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research. Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.